Trying to navigate your way through the employment law and the industrial relations framework can be not only intimidating but also very confusing. The world of employment law and employee relations are like pieces of a puzzle which intersect and often overlap:
- The Rules: contract law, state and federal acts & regulations, modern awards, EBAs.
- The Issues: the breadth of HR issues ranging from mental health, bullying, confidentiality, discrimination, statutory entitlements…the list goes on!
- The Players: unions, lawyers, authorities, representatives and more
Unless you know what you’re doing, it can be almost impossible to make sense of it and find a path through the maze.